Arunachal- State News in Brief, 4th May 2017

NAMSAI- IMT Visits Flood Effected Areas

Seven members  inter-ministerial team headed by V. Shashank Shekhar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home affairs, Govt. of India visited flood affected Namsai district on Wednesday to assess the loss and damages caused by the devastating  flood in Lekang Circle of Namsai district in the year 2016.  Senior State Govt. Officials  J.Angu  , Secretary  Disaster Management, Y.W.Ringu, Director Disaster Management , Er. L. Angu, CE, WRD  accompanied the team.  Deputy Commissioner, Namsai R.K. Sharma  briefed the team about enormous loss  of private and public property due to  devastation  of flood in July 2016 . Sharma further informed the team regarding  rescue and relief operation , remedial measures taken during and post flood period  and rehabilitation of distressed people under taken  by the District Administration Namsai.   On 22nd July 2016  the main course of river Noa-Dihing was diverted at New Silatoo  and around 70 percent of inhabitation of Lekang Circle was inundated by flood water and vast cultivated land was silted besides washing away of several dwelling houses, damages of roads, bridges , culverts and death of domestic animals in large scale. The team witnessed the ongoing work progress at New Silatoo breach point in Lekang circle, met the affected people of lekang circle and heard the pain of the distressed people, most of them were farmers and  marginal workers and  had lost their immovable property. Team members also interacted with fish farmers.   The detail of flood was projected to the team through PPT presented by Dr. K. Sarmah, DPO, Namsai.  All Hod’s of Namsai district, PRI members, public leaders ,GB’s and representative of various NGOs accompanied the visiting team.

PANGIN- Pangin-Aalo stretch of Trans Arunachal Highway

A meeting to discuss issues relating to land acquisition from Pangin to Gabu stream for construction of the Pangin-Aalo stretch of Trans Arunachal Highway was held on Wednesday at Pangin under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Siang District  Rahul Singh.  Lamenting on the current pathetic condition of the concerned stretch of road, the DC in his address stated that several rounds of discussions were held with T.K Engineering to initiate work at the earliest to ensure better services to the people and for the greater convenience of the public in general. Deliberating on the various issues underlying compensation claims, he stated that the assessment of land was done as per the directive of the Government. He informed that estimates have been prepared and the compensation amount would be disbursed to all concerned within 10 days. On the matter of forest asset compensation, he apprised them that the issue was taken up with the GoI at the highest level, the concerns of the people effectively communicated and it has been well received at the Centre. He expressed belief that the compensation of forest asset would soon be awarded after grant of necessary approval by the concerned authorities. Speaking on the advantages of the proposed highway especially in boosting business and for the greater comfort and benefit of the people, he urged all concerned to extend their whole hearted cooperation for speedy completion of the road.

TEZU- DTFI Meeting Held

The district task force for immunisation (DTFI) meeting for phase 4 and round 4 of Mission Indradhanush was conducted here at DC’s conference hall on Wednesday under the chairmanship of DC Danish Ashraf.  Addressing the meeting, Ashraf said that immunisation was a crucial  step towards ensuring a healthy life for all children free of cost. He also took stock of the various developments under different schemes of health department. He further urged the DMO and concerned personnel to give him monthly reports of their works. DRCHO S Nayil also gave a presentation on the progress of immunization work. He informed that there were sudden surges in immunisation target data from Wakro circle due to frequency in migration of floating population. Nayil also urged the block medical officers to continually monitor the ASHA workers and ANMs for any possibility of lapses. He said that submission of block level micro plan was a must to ensure that annual programmes such as Mission Indradhanush do not disrupt routine immunisation work. Addressing the issue of delay in making payments to ASHA workers due to lack of bank accounts, CO (Dev) cum member Influence DTFI Une Pertin said that the district administration would facilitate them in opening accounts by tying up with local banks.

CHANGLANG- Immunisation meeting

The District Health Society, Changlang organised the fifth District Task Force for Immunisation meeting on Mission Indradhanush and Routine Immunisation under the Chairmanship of Changlang Deputy Commissioner Wayong Khimhun, here at DC’s conference hall, on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by incharge Medical Officers of various Health Facilities in the District and others stakeholders. Taking up the key issues, Khimhun emphatically said that the updated and realistic Micro-plans on which the whole performance of Health facility centres depend must be in place in advance basing on the true data collected through head counts. He urged the Incharge Medical Officers to cross check the data received to ensure its authenticity before framing the Micro Plan. Showing his concerned over the people of residing in remote areas where the cases of left out & drop out children and pregnant woman more likely, the DC insisted the Health Department to carry out intensive IEC activities in these far flung villages involving Local Administration, PRI Members, GB, AWW, Teachers, ASHAs, etc for more awareness so that all the beneficiaries are fully immunised. Stating that delayed incentives de-motivates ASHAs, the DC asked the DMO and DRCHO to ensure that the ASHA incentives are paid in time. He appealed all the health staff on ground work to strive more for better coverage.

ITANAGAR- Drama Workshop begins 

A 15 days residential program oriented drama workshop, organized by Sanskar Bharati Poorvottar Arunachal Prant, has commenced at VKV Balijan with ADC Balijan Chukhu Takar formally inaugurating it on Wednesday. The main objective of the workshop is to provide basic knowledge of acting, direction and choreography with background music. Manik Roy from Guwahati, Assam, a two-time national awardee in direction and acting, will be the main resource person. He will be assisted by Mirnia Game as workshop coordinator and other guest faculty from Arunachal Pradesh. Ananta Chakroborty, assistant organising secretary and Suchanda Mukherjee, assistant cultural secretary will be the music faculty of the workshop. Circle Officer of Balijan and teachers from VKV Balijan also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, Sukhdev Biswas, general secretary of Sanskar Arunachal Pradesh highlighted the aims and objectives of the workshop as well as Sanskar Bharati.

ROING-  Abali become Champion 

Abali became champion in men’s football in the district level Hangpan Dada Memeory Trophy defeating Dambuk 4-0 in the final at the general ground on Wednesday. Abali team also won the men’s volleyball title defeating Kangkong team in the final. Roing won the women’s volleyball title.Both the winners in football and volleyball were given cash prizes of Rs 50,000 each and the runners-up teams were given Rs 25,000 each, along with trophies. Best football player Doy Miwu and best volleyball player Tao Dele were awarded individual prizes of Rs 7000 and Rs 5000 respectively. Rajya Sabha Member, Mukut Mithi and ZPM Starson Saring were also present during the programme.

AALO- Mission Indradanush

The District Task Force reviewed the implementation of Mission Indradanush programme in its 1st, 2nd and 3rd phases launched so far in West Siang in a meeting held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner Shri Gamli Padu at Conference hall of DC office Aalo on 2nd May last. The District recorded 96% coverage with administering of polio dozes to 10,145 children through 265 polio booths. Reviewing block wise performances of MI in the first, second and third round, the DC stressed on indentifying the pockets where the turn out percentage is low and places where we could not reach out to intensify it further in the final round of immunization. He stressed on submitting Utilization Certificates for fund already earmarked to respective Medical officers by 15th of May for onward submission to govt. to avoid delay in getting budgetary grant for the district. Taking note of absentee doctors on such important review meeting, the DC stressed on serving notices to all doctors